Srinagar: The J&K High Court Bar Association on Sunday said that it had decided to send a memorandum to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, requesting him to stop the human rights violations in Kashmir and to ask both India and Pakistan to take steps to implement UN Resolutions for letting the people of Kashmir exercise their right of self-determination. The memorandum will ask the UN to conduct a plebiscite under its auspices. Copies of the memorandum will be sent to 190 heads of states who will gather in the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which is commencing from September 19 and will last till 26 September.
In a statement signed by the Bar Association’s general secretary Bashir Sidiq, the lawyers’ body also condemned the killing of 11-year-old Nasir Shafi Mir of New Theed, Harwan, and the injuring of more than 600 civilians by use of pellets and bullets in different parts of Kashmir in the past three days.
The Bar Association also condemned the assault on a mentally challenged man, Showkat Ahmad Misgar, in Safa Kadal, Srinagar, by the government forces, an assault that caused brain injuries and damage to both his eyes. The Bar Association termed the killing of the 11-year-old boy and the assault on the mentally retarded person barbaric and beastly.
The Bar Association also condemned the arrest of KKCCS programme coordinator Khurram Parvez, who was first detained in police station Kothi Bagh and then shifted to high-security sub-district jail Kupwara.